A BASIC FACT ABOUT DOUBT AND FAILURE

 

DOUBT AND FAILURE

 

So stop doubting and stop being afraid of failure.  Failures are how we learn.  Failures are how we become better.  Failures can lead to our greatest work.  Doubt creates fear and impotency.  So which one’s worse?  I take failure over doubt any day.  I hope you will too. Don’t let doubt destroy your dreams.
 
 

Kisses & Chaos,
Alli Woods Frederick

 
 

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CUCKOO CLOCKS ARE COOL AGAIN
 
CUCKOO CLOCKS ARE COOL AGAIN
 

STILNEST is a German-based worldwide collaborative design company (a concept and business model I freaking LOVE) that sells amazing 3D printed jewelry and whose aesthetic is minimalist  heaven…

 

MODERN, BOLD & CLEAN DESIGN

stilnes jewelry

 

Jump to cuckoo clocks:  I love ‘em.  Always have.  Pink ones, blue ones, old ones, new ones – I love cuckoo clocks.  There’s one buried somewhere in a box in my parents’ attic that I’ve wanted for years and have just been too lazy, erm I mean busy, to track down.  What the hell do cuckoo clocks have to do with anything?  Oh, only everything.

 

CUCKOO CLOCKS ARE COOL AGAIN THANKS TO STILNEST.

(AS THOUGH THEY EVER WEREN’T COOL.  PFFFT.  AS IF.)

CUCKOO CLOCKS ARE COOL AGAIN

 

Stilnest gathered a group of artists (who also happen to be strangers) from around the globe to collaborate on the coolest 3D printed creation EVER (okay…maybe the 3D printed artificial ears that are being used in reconstructive surgery beat these, but juuuust barely). Their mission?  To reimagine the cuckoo clock with the aptly named Cuckoo Project.  And boy, oh boy, did they ever succeed.

The Cuckoo Project’s clock is a far cry from traditional.  It combines social media, design, music and cutting edge technology.  How does social media come into play?  A traditional cuckoo clock is a pendulum based automaton that, once an hour, turns a gear that opens a door and from it emerges a little cuckoo bird to chirp and chime its little song.  But not so with the Cuckoo Project’s clock.

 

CUCKOO CLOCKS ARE COOL AGAIN

 

The designers created an automaton that, instead of marking the hour, marks hashtags (specifically #Stilnest).  And while I am a staunch fan of the traditional cuckoo clock designs, I’m also a staunch fan of anything beautiful and badass, which this “clock” clearly is.

 

JUST CHECK OUT THE AMAZING END RESULT…

AND MAKE SURE TO PUT A NAPKIN OVER YOUR KEYBOARD BECAUSE YOU’RE GUARANTEED TO DROOL.

 
CUCKOO CLOCKS ARE COOL AGAIN
 
CUCKOO CLOCKS ARE COOL AGAIN
 
STILNEST HAS MADE CUCKOO CLOCKS
 
the cuckoo project stilnest 4
 

And you know what?  A little bird told me (yeah, I know…horrible pun…you should really be used to them by now…seriously) that they may be available to purchase in not only white (which I love) but in color too.  Sign me up.  Count me in.  I wonder if they’ll do a Tiffany blue (not likely since it’s trademarked – a fact I just found out and is now going to force me to intentionally and specifically use it in more of my art because trademarking a color is bullsh*t (even though I love Tiffany’s).  That’s like trademarking grass.  Sorry but I can’t support it nor can I stand for it.  For anyone else interested in some guerilla trademark infringement it’s Pantone color #1837, the hex numbers I’m finding for it vary wildly so what I might do is just take one of my little blue boxes on down to the paint store and have them scan the color to match and get the numbers that way.  It doesn’t really count if the color is “close enough,” now does it. Trademarking a color.  Asinine.  It’s physically impossible for me to roll my eyes big enough to adequately convey just how stupid that is…Okay.  I’ve gone off an a weird tangent.  Sorry). Soooooo…yeah.  Matte black would look nice, as would a soft matte lilac or violet.

 

What do you think?
Are you cuckoo for cuckoo clocks now?
What color clock would you want to see?
And if you had a 3D printer and could design & print anything in the universe what would it be?
And would you make it Tiffany blue to join my protest?  Let me know in the comments.

 

 

Bold Kisses & Cuckoo Chaos,
Alli Woods Frederick

 
 

P.S. – If you’re a designer, dig their style and think you have the chops, they have a standing call for designers.  They’re always looking to add talent to their ranks.  You can get the details and send your applications to Stilnest here.

 
 

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*TRUE BLOOD TUESDAY ON A THURSDAY?  YES.  BECAUSE I’M WILD LIKE THAT (AND BECAUSE MY COMPUTER WAS BEING A PAIN IN THE ASS ALL WEEK).  BETTER LATE THAN NEVER.  SPOILERS FOLLOW.  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.*

 

THE BUDDHIST MONSTER

 

THE bad seed, the pretty and pretty f’ing horrible villain we all love to hate, Sarah Newlin, is back and is running for her narcissistic, psychopathic life.  As though being chased by the Yakuza (who are not to be toyed with) isn’t bad enough she now has Eric and Pam on her ass.  I hope she has her affairs in order because I think her time on this earth is quickly drawing to a close.

 

I WONDER WHERE EX-CHRISTIAN, SOCIOPATHIC, GENOCIDAL, MEGALOMANIACAL, NARCASSISTIC, PSYCHOPATHIC MONSTERS GO WHEN THEY DIE?

birds of a feather sarah newlin and hitler

 

Yeah, you’re right…probably hell.  That’s what I was thinking too.  I can easily envision the unbelievably spoiled, mind-blowingly self-righteous, egomaniacal, power-hungry psychopath seducing Hitler (my stomach turns at the thought) and luring him into her villainous web in a heartbeat while organizing the legions of the damned and their overlords to overthrow Satan…and she would not doubt succeed inside of a week.  She may be insidiously evil and completely obnoxious but I give her credit – that bitch is good at setting goals and getting sh*t done.  I’ll give her that much.  If only she had used her powers for good she could have made a killing working the self-help/create your own success/how to be empowered seminar and retreat circuit.  Ah, well.

 

EVIL IS AS EVIL DOES.

sarah newlin

 

SWEET REVENGE

 

How deliciously perfect would it be for Eric to turn her…given her hatred of vampires it would be the worst punishment imaginable…and vampires wouldn’t have to worry about her being immortal because she’d be infected by Eric’s blood which carries the very disease she unleashed on the world; the unintentional creator of her own painful, terrifying demise with a big ol’ cherry of self-loathing for what she’s become on top.  Man I really hope that’s how they wrap up her storyline…with glorious, glorious just deserts.

So what do you think about the chimera, Sarah Newlin? Do you think she’s truly turned over a new leaf or is it just more of her power-hungry, delusional, I’ll-do-anything-to-pretend-I’m-good-and-give-my-life-meaning (false though it may be) bullsh*t? Personally I think she’s still a self-serving evil bitch. What about you?  Share your opinion in the comments below.

 
 

Kisses & Chaos,
Alli Woods Frederick

 
 

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SMALL THINGS

 

SMALL THINGS

YOU should really know the answer to this one if you spend any time whatsoever here because, as you well know, it’s all about the love, baby.

 

small things

 

 

Kisses & Chaos,
Alli Woods Frederick

 
 

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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY:
TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE

too bee or not to bee

TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE

TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE

to bee or not to bee

TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE

 

 

Kisses & Chaos,
Alli Woods Frederick

 
 

IMAGES  ::  BEE GIRL – JEN OAKS  ::  HONEY BEE – KENZIE BUSBY  ::  HONEY BEE – BEESWAX  ::  OH HONEY – CATHERINE HOLCOMBE  ::  MR BEE – JOAN HAWKER  ::  HONEY BEE – TREEHOUSE DESIGN STUDIO  ::  VINTAGE BEE – FIDDLE HEAD  ::  BUMBLE BEE – BRILLUSTRATIONS  ::

 
 

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